The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft
Rank 6 6 5
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 985 1037 1062
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 18.67% 19.65% 20.89%
As % of the Vendors category 39.40% 42.24% 41.39%
Number of salaries quoted 821 876 937
Average salary £36,000 £37,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £54,700
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
Microsoft
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
2500 2455 2566
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 47.39% 46.51% 50.48%
Number of salaries quoted 2074 2051 2068
Average salary £38,500 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £59,800 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

Microsoft
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +1 397 £42,250 +5.62% 73
Warwickshire +1 138 £32,500 -13.33% 21
Coventry -7 128 £40,000 +6.66% 18
Staffordshire 0 112 £34,000 -9.33% 23
Worcestershire +4 50 £33,000 -5.71% 12
Solihull -1 46 £30,500 -18.66% 6
Shropshire -2 40 £27,250 -22.14% 4
Wolverhampton +6 20 £32,500 +6.55% 2
Dudley -1 9 £27,500 +7.84% 1
Walsall +1 8 £34,500 +9.52% 1
Herefordshire +2 5 £50,000 +115.05% 1
West Bromwich -5 4 £45,000 +136.84% 2
Halesowen 0 2 £25,000 -
Microsoft
England

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 844 (42.07%) SQL Server
2 777 (38.73%) .NET
3 727 (36.24%) SQL
4 725 (36.14%) Windows
5 720 (35.89%) MS Excel
6 677 (33.75%) C#
7 468 (23.33%) ASP.NET
8 419 (20.89%) JavaScript
9 393 (19.59%) HTML
10 374 (18.64%) Agile Software Development
11 369 (18.39%) Active Directory
12 362 (18.05%) CSS
13 329 (16.40%) MVC
14 316 (15.75%) VMware
15 296 (14.76%) MS Office
16 261 (13.01%) SharePoint
17 237 (11.81%) MS Exchange
18 236 (11.76%) jQuery
19 233 (11.62%) Windows Server 2008
20 230 (11.47%) SQL Server 2008
21 228 (11.37%) Microsoft Certification
22 226 (11.27%) T-SQL
23 220 (10.97%) ITIL
24 218 (10.87%) ASP.NET MVC
25 217 (10.82%) Visual Studio
26 215 (10.72%) Degree
27 208 (10.37%) VMware Infrastructure
28 207 (10.32%) .NET Framework
28 207 (10.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
29 202 (10.07%) Citrix

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the West Midlands region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 261 (13.01%) SharePoint
2 237 (11.81%) MS Exchange
3 111 (5.53%) IIS
4 102 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 68 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2013
6 61 (3.04%) BizTalk Server
6 61 (3.04%) SharePoint 2010
7 53 (2.64%) SharePoint 2013
7 53 (2.64%) JBoss
8 50 (2.49%) Lync
9 49 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
10 45 (2.24%) CMS
11 37 (1.84%) Node.js
12 36 (1.79%) Apache
13 35 (1.74%) Umbraco
14 32 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2003
15 31 (1.55%) SAS
16 17 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 16 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2000
18 14 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 720 (35.89%) MS Excel
2 296 (14.76%) MS Office
3 54 (2.69%) MS Project
4 45 (2.24%) MS PowerPoint
5 22 (1.10%) MS Visio
6 19 (0.95%) Photoshop
7 17 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
8 16 (0.80%) SPSS
9 3 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.15%) PowerPivot
10 2 (0.100%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.050%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.050%) Simulink
11 1 (0.050%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 91 (4.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (1.69%) Dynamics AX
3 16 (0.80%) Dynamics NAV
4 9 (0.45%) SAP Business One
5 7 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.35%) SAP BPC
6 5 (0.25%) Primavera
6 5 (0.25%) Agresso
7 4 (0.20%) Sage ERP X3
7 4 (0.20%) MIS ActiveH
7 4 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 4 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.15%) Pegasus Opera
8 3 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
8 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
9 2 (0.100%) Scribe Insight
9 2 (0.100%) SAP SCM
9 2 (0.100%) Exchequer
9 2 (0.100%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 106 (5.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 97 (4.84%) Office 365
3 40 (1.99%) SaaS
4 21 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
5 17 (0.85%) IaaS
6 14 (0.70%) Heroku
6 14 (0.70%) Google Analytics
7 8 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (0.20%) PaaS
10 3 (0.15%) Yammer
11 2 (0.100%) Symantec.cloud
11 2 (0.100%) Silverpop
12 1 (0.050%) Sage Pay
12 1 (0.050%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.050%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 119 (5.93%) WAN
2 118 (5.88%) LAN
3 112 (5.58%) Firewall
4 105 (5.23%) DNS
5 100 (4.99%) TCP/IP
6 74 (3.69%) SAN
7 70 (3.49%) DHCP
8 69 (3.44%) VPN
9 50 (2.49%) Internet
10 44 (2.19%) Cisco Nexus
11 34 (1.69%) Wireless
12 24 (1.20%) VLAN
13 23 (1.15%) NAS
14 20 (1.00%) MPLS
15 19 (0.95%) IP Telephony
16 16 (0.80%) Unified Communications
17 14 (0.70%) HTTP
17 14 (0.70%) VoIP
18 10 (0.50%) DDNS
19 9 (0.45%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 844 (42.07%) SQL Server
2 230 (11.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 207 (10.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 145 (7.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 120 (5.98%) SQL Server 2005
6 106 (5.28%) SQL Server 2012
7 103 (5.13%) Relational Database
8 97 (4.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 72 (3.59%) Data Warehouse
10 61 (3.04%) MySQL
11 39 (1.94%) RDBMS
12 31 (1.55%) MongoDB
13 29 (1.45%) Oracle Database
14 26 (1.30%) Crystal Reports
14 26 (1.30%) NoSQL
15 25 (1.25%) DTS
16 24 (1.20%) MS Access
17 22 (1.10%) SQL Server 2000
18 21 (1.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
19 20 (1.00%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 217 (10.82%) Visual Studio
2 63 (3.14%) NUnit
3 55 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
4 46 (2.29%) Git (software)
5 39 (1.94%) Subversion
6 34 (1.69%) Rhino Mocks
7 32 (1.60%) MSTest
8 30 (1.50%) Moq
9 10 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 8 (0.40%) Jasmine
10 8 (0.40%) TeamCity
11 7 (0.35%) Hudson
12 6 (0.30%) Jenkins
12 6 (0.30%) Selenium
13 5 (0.25%) InstallShield
13 5 (0.25%) RequisitePro
14 4 (0.20%) Ranorex
14 4 (0.20%) JIRA
14 4 (0.20%) Eclipse
15 3 (0.15%) CruiseControl
General
1 195 (9.72%) Finance
2 100 (4.99%) Retail
3 75 (3.74%) Marketing
4 53 (2.64%) Manufacturing
5 46 (2.29%) Advertising
6 29 (1.45%) Telecoms
7 20 (1.00%) Legal
8 15 (0.75%) Publishing
9 14 (0.70%) Automotive
10 13 (0.65%) Law
11 11 (0.55%) Banking
12 10 (0.50%) Local Government
12 10 (0.50%) Games
13 8 (0.40%) Back Office
14 6 (0.30%) Billing
14 6 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.25%) Front Office
15 5 (0.25%) Multimedia
16 4 (0.20%) Aerospace
17 3 (0.15%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 703 (35.04%) Developer
2 289 (14.41%) Analyst
3 277 (13.81%) .NET Developer
4 192 (9.57%) C# Developer
5 177 (8.82%) Consultant
6 149 (7.43%) C# .NET Developer
7 143 (7.13%) Architect
8 112 (5.58%) Software Developer
9 108 (5.38%) Support Engineer
10 94 (4.69%) Junior
11 93 (4.64%) ASP.NET Developer
12 90 (4.49%) Administrator
13 84 (4.19%) Senior Developer
14 82 (4.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
15 66 (3.29%) Junior Developer
16 65 (3.24%) Support Analyst
17 61 (3.04%) Project Manager
18 56 (2.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 52 (2.59%) Business Intelligence Developer
20 51 (2.54%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 777 (38.73%) .NET
2 468 (23.33%) ASP.NET
3 393 (19.59%) HTML
4 362 (18.05%) CSS
5 236 (11.76%) jQuery
6 218 (10.87%) ASP.NET MVC
7 207 (10.32%) .NET Framework
8 198 (9.87%) WCF
9 155 (7.73%) XML
10 134 (6.68%) Web Services
11 121 (6.03%) HTML5
12 89 (4.44%) Ajax
13 86 (4.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 76 (3.79%) Entity Framework
15 72 (3.59%) LINQ
16 64 (3.19%) CSS3
17 51 (2.54%) WPF
18 48 (2.39%) ASP.NET Web API
19 44 (2.19%) WinForms
20 43 (2.14%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 154 (7.68%) Analytical Skills
2 111 (5.53%) Computer Science
3 96 (4.79%) Data Centre
4 83 (4.14%) User Experience
5 50 (2.49%) Management Information System
6 45 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
7 38 (1.89%) Clustering
8 32 (1.60%) Blackberry
9 30 (1.50%) Inversion of Control
10 29 (1.45%) Mobile App
11 25 (1.25%) Client/Server
12 24 (1.20%) Visualisation
12 24 (1.20%) Replication
13 21 (1.05%) Social Media
14 17 (0.85%) New Media
15 15 (0.75%) Statistics
16 13 (0.65%) Private Cloud
17 11 (0.55%) Mathematics
17 11 (0.55%) Digital Media
18 10 (0.50%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 725 (36.14%) Windows
2 233 (11.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 152 (7.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 127 (6.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 126 (6.28%) Windows 7
6 123 (6.13%) Linux
7 53 (2.64%) Windows XP
8 48 (2.39%) UNIX
9 47 (2.34%) Windows 8
10 27 (1.35%) Android
11 26 (1.30%) Solaris
12 15 (0.75%) Windows 2000 Server
13 14 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 13 (0.65%) Windows 2000
14 13 (0.65%) Windows Mobile
14 13 (0.65%) CentOS
14 13 (0.65%) Apple iOS
15 11 (0.55%) Ubuntu
16 8 (0.40%) Windows Vista
17 4 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 374 (18.64%) Agile Software Development
2 329 (16.40%) MVC
3 220 (10.97%) ITIL
4 200 (9.97%) Business Intelligence
5 149 (7.43%) CRM
6 144 (7.18%) TDD
7 141 (7.03%) Scrum
8 133 (6.63%) Project Management
9 129 (6.43%) OO
10 113 (5.63%) Software Engineering
11 103 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
12 99 (4.94%) Continuous Integration
13 96 (4.79%) Web Development
14 91 (4.54%) Web Application Development
15 74 (3.69%) Service Delivery
16 73 (3.64%) Mentoring
17 69 (3.44%) PRINCE2
17 69 (3.44%) Migration
18 65 (3.24%) Time Management
19 63 (3.14%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 727 (36.24%) SQL
2 677 (33.75%) C#
3 419 (20.89%) JavaScript
4 226 (11.27%) T-SQL
5 171 (8.52%) VB.NET
6 106 (5.28%) Java
7 81 (4.04%) VB
8 69 (3.44%) PowerShell
9 64 (3.19%) VBScript
10 63 (3.14%) PHP
11 58 (2.89%) PL/SQL
12 56 (2.79%) VBA
13 48 (2.39%) C
14 32 (1.60%) C++
15 22 (1.10%) Python
16 20 (1.00%) VB6
17 18 (0.90%) Ruby
18 13 (0.65%) R
19 7 (0.35%) XPath
20 6 (0.30%) X++
Qualifications
1 228 (11.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 215 (10.72%) Degree
3 103 (5.13%) MCSE
4 91 (4.54%) Security Cleared
5 67 (3.34%) SC Cleared
6 63 (3.14%) Cisco Certification
7 56 (2.79%) CCNA
7 56 (2.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 53 (2.64%) MCITP
9 49 (2.44%) MCSA
10 42 (2.09%) MCP
11 40 (1.99%) MCTS
12 30 (1.50%) Citrix Certification
13 29 (1.45%) MCSD
14 26 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
15 25 (1.25%) CCA
16 20 (1.00%) CCNP
17 19 (0.95%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 17 (0.85%) DV Cleared
19 16 (0.80%) MCAD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 115 (5.73%) SLA
2 32 (1.60%) QA
3 22 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.70%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.100%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.100%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.050%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.050%) Data Quality
System Software
1 369 (18.39%) Active Directory
2 208 (10.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 165 (8.23%) Hyper-V
4 59 (2.94%) vSphere
5 46 (2.29%) XenApp
6 44 (2.19%) VMware ESX
7 34 (1.69%) Terminal Services
8 22 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
9 17 (0.85%) XenDesktop
9 17 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 8 (0.40%) Terminal Server
10 8 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
11 7 (0.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 7 (0.35%) XenServer
12 4 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
13 3 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.15%) vCloud
13 3 (0.15%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (0.100%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.100%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 53 (2.64%) SCCM
2 31 (1.55%) SCOM
3 15 (0.75%) NetBackup
3 15 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
4 14 (0.70%) Nagios
5 12 (0.60%) Puppet
5 12 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (0.60%) WSUS
6 11 (0.55%) SCVMM
7 10 (0.50%) SCDPM
7 10 (0.50%) Backup Exec
8 8 (0.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 8 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 7 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
9 7 (0.35%) Data Guard
9 7 (0.35%) SCSM
10 5 (0.25%) ARCserve
11 3 (0.15%) MOM
11 3 (0.15%) Windows Intune
11 3 (0.15%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 316 (15.75%) VMware
2 202 (10.07%) Citrix
3 201 (10.02%) Cisco
4 183 (9.12%) Oracle
5 69 (3.44%) NetApp
6 64 (3.19%) HP
7 60 (2.99%) IBM
8 59 (2.94%) SAP
8 59 (2.94%) Cognos
9 49 (2.44%) EMC
10 47 (2.34%) Red Hat
11 41 (2.04%) Adobe
12 40 (1.99%) Business Objects
13 32 (1.60%) Dell
14 30 (1.50%) Symantec
15 29 (1.45%) Tableau
16 28 (1.40%) Apple
17 22 (1.10%) Google
18 17 (0.85%) Juniper
19 16 (0.80%) Twitter
West Midlands
Uniting Ambition
Salary: Market related
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £28550 per annum + Non contrib Pension
Posted: 6 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
ISL
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
ISL
Posted: 8 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + corporate benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Membership Solutions Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nanotek Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Worcestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Great Company + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum £30-40k + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Deanslist Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum £35-45k + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Oldbury, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits + Great Company
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £37000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + upto 20% bonus and bens
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £55000 - £60000.00 per annum + exc bens
Posted: Yesterday